Transport and infrastructure in Nicaragua

Our listing of the primary kinds of transport compares the infrastructure of Nicaragua with the average of all countries in Mittel Amerika. The net of streets and highways has a total length of 23,897 km. Theoretically, this is 3.70 meter for each of the 6 millions inhabitants of the country. Nicaragua hereby ranks 126th in a worldwide comparison.

The given waterways are refered to inland traffic on rivers and canals. The number of harbours additionally includes the ones on the 910 km long coastline.

Airports in Nicaragua

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Central America

  totalper 1 mio
per km2 total per 1 mio
per km2
Roadways 23,900 km3,696.07 km183.30 m 678,200 km3,098.62 km249.26 m
Railroads 0 km0.00 km0.00 m 31,600 km144.40 km11.62 m
Waterways 2,220 km343.36 km17.03 m 9,200 km41.90 km3.37 m
Commercial harbors 50.770.000 13,98963.920.005
Airports 14722.741.128 3,00013.710.001